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Pothole central

Reported via mobile in the Potholes / Highway Condition category by John Hutchinson at 19:21, Fri 25 December 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2447317.

Driving home on 24th Christmas at around 10:30 - 11pm when I hit a pothole and suddenly my tyre started to deflate. This is on the A43 off the A14 heading to the new police station just as you go underneath the railway bridge. There are alot of pot holes on this road and cars having to swerve all over the place to avoid makes it even harder when it's raining, small changes in any car to avoid can cause accidents. I myself hit one and had an instant tyre failure and it's not just the tyre you worry about it's any suspension, tracking, alloy damage also. 4 hours waiting for recovery at 1 - 2 degrees C isn't pleasent at all. I'm myself a motorcyclist and at 70mph hitting pot holes would cause a major accident potentially death.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:21, Fri 25 December 2020

  • Hit this pot hole tonight at approximately 17.15 at 70 mph. It was dark and we couldn't see it. It caused instant stress due to the impact, noise and loss of control. Hoping there's no structural damage as it certainly felt that way. This is incredibly dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 22:39, Tue 29 December 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. works have been instructed and will be undertaken on Thursday 7th January on road and lane closure. reference def254113. for claim form please contact highways@northamptonshire.gov.uk

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:36, Tue 5 January 2021

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